Archive | January, 2010

thankful thursday

28 Jan
  • friends who look out for me
  • reunions with old loves
  • jaleo hh. cheap tapas + sangria are always a good combo
  • nights in. it is cheap and relaxing to read and knit once in a while
  • jerry’s. we spent many a monday eating $5 pizzas at pside w pwb. RIP.
  • bagel place. how many places sell yummy sun-dried tomato bagels? yeah. not many. and now how many make breakfast sandwiches out of them? yeah. MONEY.
  • winter semester traffic. slash the lack of traffic
  • coach will. i like his style of fball. both how he trains us and his playcalling. it gets the W and makes sense.
  • two relatively healthy knees. no dislocations, ACL, MCL, meniscus or other injuries.
  • chill EMTs
  • friends who come out to support us at games in the freezing cold.
  • field trips.
  • worthwhile restaurant week deals
  • the yelp app on my phone
  • going home after normal work hours
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10 01 22

23 Jan

10 01 22

shirtdress: urban final sale
cardigan: gap winter sale
belt: banana republic outlet
tights: nordstrom rack. i ❤ sweater tights
pearls: mustardseed
boots: nine west from buffalo exchange

we had a fab meeting yesterday at work and i was having the hardest time staying interested. i wouldn’t be surprised if people saw me falling asleep and fidgeting non-stop. i was even called out for not saying anything, but i’m more of a doing and less of a planning person. anyway, at the end of the meeting, one coworker told me that although she was def paying attention to the meeting… (here is where i thought someone would call me out on falling asleep and fidgeting).. she couldn’t help but notice my fab outfit! and she said it reminder her of the outfits from The Sartorialist! that comment made my day 🙂 i love when people comment on my outfits. and to think, yesterday morning i was having such a terrible time trying to figure out what matched as an outfit.

10 01 07

23 Jan

10 01 07


tank top (peeking out at bottom of turtleneck): urban final sale
turtleneck sweater: banana republic outlet
cardigan: jcrew fall final sale
jeans: F21 from mustardseed? buffalo exchange? one of the two
boots: nine west from buffalo exchange
necklace: target

i’d always wanted to try pairing a turtleneck with a cardi so one day when it was cold and they were repairing the heater at work, i put this ensemble together. it was cozy and warm, just what i needed 🙂

thankful thursday

23 Jan
  • bolt bus. 1. i love the fact that i didn’t have to drive to NY, pay the tolls, sit through traffic and look for parking. 2. i love that it stops in greenbelt and very few people get on at greenbelt so i had my choice of seats.
  • brunch. i love waking up late and eating a good meal that i didn’t have to prepare.
  • ny subways. efficiency is key.
  • thai food. ever since that one thai place in foggy bottom, i’m addicted to pad see ew. its pretty freakin amazing.
  • white wine. doesn’t give me the headache that red does, but still darn tasty.
  • the great food vs great sex debate. it gets interesting.
  • big beds. i love being able to sprawl out with someone on a huge bed. twin and full sized beds are very high school. it also makes for crashing at friends’ places a ton easier. but then again there are couches
  • couches. comfy, non-lopsided couches.
  • great food. ‘inoteca was delicious. family style dinners and plenty of dishes and courses. fab. and you never go wrong with nutella
  • nutella sammies.
  • thrift stores. when i feel too poor to afford life, i go here and everything is good again. plus i’ll look fab afterwards too
  • beer. there is nothing like a good, cold beer. wine and cocktails really can’t compare to how satisfying and refreshing beer can be
  • seeing old loves.
  • tracey. from way back in middle school, i absolutely love this girl. its great when you know someone for that long. plus, its never easy hosting a friend from out of town. mad props to this girl for making sure i had fun
  • konica. late nights in hs, sitting online at 3am, procrastinating like its our job. i wish i talked to her more, but i was really glad to have seen her for the first time in forever.
  • bffs. for every time i have a complete crisis or have dumb problems, they’re they backing me up or smacking me upside my head.
  • color. before i go blind i’m going to enjoy all the color i can. (i have this theory that one day i will go blind. so i try to remember what everything looks like before then)
  • football. sports bars. nothing makes me feel at home and in my place than these. everyday things that let complete strangers bond and be friends
  • new friends. i love meeting new people
  • trying new things. like dance class near howard U. true i wouldn’t have signed up on my own, but 2010 is the year for new things
  • winning fball games. it makes playing in the cold in nova worthwhile
  • cars. subways are great, but cars are awesome. actually so are cheap taxis that take credit.
  • gps. for nights when the city looks different than normal.
  • certificate programs. b/c degrees take a long time
  • tv. the return of project runway. awesomeness like HIMYM. and crappy crappy shows like RWDC and jersey shore. they’re all entertaining in their own right.
  • texting. between being sassy and girly, texts make my day.

thankful thursday

14 Jan
  • nights in. sometimes staying in doing things like watching tv (HIMYM, nfl, bad reality shows), reading or knitting is a nice way to end a week. calm, plenty of sleep, warm, happy, cheap. waking up before noon the next day and having a full day to do things
  • having plenty of friends who go out. for the nights i push myself to go out, i’m glad to spend the time with friends
  • cooking my own dinners. there’s a comfort in knowing that i made my own food, it will taste good and i have will awesome leftovers for lunch
  • carpooling. HOV lanes are fab. so is getting a ride to springfield the night after you stayed up way late doing stuff for work
  • photoshop wizzes. seriously, they are the people who make my life easier. in the meantime, i’m still squinting and staring at computer screens
  • productivity. i’m a huge fan
  • metro trains that arrive early and sit so you don’t have to wait for the next running train outside in the bitter cold.
  • express newspapers. seriously cuts down the amount of boredom time on the metro by half.
  • daddy. i like riding halfway to work with him on the metro. and going out at night to drop off my car for new brakes. and eating evening snacks with him even if he isnt hungry, he’ll find something to munch on and keep me company
  • stace. for finding awesome things like dance class for a bargain. for living in dc and always letting me sleepover when i need to.
  • warm weather (40s). when it’s above freezing, i’m not freezing. and in fact, i’m rather happy.
  • craisins in chicken salad salad. they’re the best part. true story.
  • HIMYM. what a fab show. fab fab fab.
  • 100% fruit juice for breakfast. talk radio for my commute.
  • a good hairstylist. never underestimate how awesome a good haircut/color can make a girl feel. kinda like cute underwear.
  • meeting dr mote. this makes me feel very grown up and important. hey, i had a meeting w dr mote!
  • travel buddies. i’m thrilled that i have plenty of friends willing to travel w me this year. i can’t wait!
  • jaleo. awesome tapas. fab white sangria. slammin hh deals. and an all around great time with old friends
  • the recent blackberry update. now all my texts are organized by person. everything is so much easier to see. you can text someone twice in a row from the same convo! the bbm barcode scanning system.
  • belts. necklaces. earrings. accessories that pull an outfit together.

thankful thursday

7 Jan
  • winter sales and $10 sweatshirts. the things i forget to bring for games, socks, pantaloons and now sweatshirt.
  • slowcookers. although my chili turned out well, i could have spent those 2hrs of monitoring simmering doing something else
  • no traffic highway days. tuesday, it took me 30min to get from CP to tysons. 30min! today it took me 80min to get from CP to home 😦
  • 2010. 2009 sucked, 2010 HAS to rock.
  • awesome friends with whom to spend NYE.
  • dressing up and looking classy
  • going out with my girls. it’s kinda nice not having to impress people right off the bat and instead just sit around and chill
  • comped meals. a restaurant should be so classy as to comp meals if they’re awful in some way or another.
  • knitting. knit knit knit. its enjoyable and not frustrating now that i finally learned to count and know what stitches look like.
  • boots. my feet have never been so warm
  • layers. 29* and flurries, but only my fingers were cold. brilliant
  • plans for another vacation 🙂
  • bulk spices at the co-op. they are such a bargain and Very Convenient when i don’t need an entire bottle of spice
  • whole foods market. when normal grocery stores absolutely fail, whole foods is sure to have the stuff i want.
  • winter outfits. when i make them look cute, my day vastly improves.
  • advice from friends. only when asked for or else i’ll disregard whatever was said. but i truly value good advice from trusted friends.
  • safe friends. people who aren’t getting in fights, know how to take care of themself and look out for and protect me
  • my friends who remind me to and how to take care of myself.
  • 100% fruit juice for breakfast.
  • sleeping in. sleeping in my bed. lounging in my warm, cozy bed.
  • receiving text messages and mail